Electric & Instrument Technician

 Job Description



SUMMARY: Under the direct supervision of the Electrical/I&C Supervisor, the Electric & Instrument Technician maintains and repairs all electrical and instrumentation control systems within the power plant.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Include the following; other duties may be assigned. Completes maintenance requests and preventative maintenance tasks as assigned. Informs supervisor of needed spare parts and tools to complete job assignment. Calibrates both electronic and pneumatic instruments within design specifications. Tunes control loops within proper parameters to ensure optimum operation. Maintains, repairs, installs and troubleshoots up to 4,160 volts of electrical equipment, including: conduit, wiring, electric motors, switchgear, plant lighting and motor operated valves. Assists in instruction of other Electric & Instrument Technicians or apprentices. Troubleshoots instruments and test equipment to component level. Maintains Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) required equipment and completes required records. Follows safety procedures as required, including lockout/tagout, confined space, and arc flash procedures. Assists department engineers and Generation Engineering department in problem investigations and projects. Performs modifications and new installations of electrical & instrument systems. Uses computers to work with plant control systems, plant programmable controllers, maintenance management system and other computer based systems. Attends on site and off site safety and technical training as requested or required.


COMPETENCIES: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:


Technical Skills: Displays technical knowledge equal to job requirements; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.


Quantity: Meets productivity goals; completes work in timely manner; strives to increase productivity.


Quality: Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.


Problem Solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully.


Attendance/Punctuality: Is consistently at work and on time; uses paid leave within policy requirements; informs supervisor about necessary absences in a timely manner.


Organizational Support: Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values.


Dependability: Follows instructions and responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.


Safety and Security: Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.


Customer Service: Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments to customers.  


Cost Consciousness: Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; conserves organizational resources.


QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and behaviors required of this position.


Education and Experience: Requires successful completion of a recognized two (2) year technical school program, including Associate Degree in electrical/industrial electricity/instrumentation. Military technical school training, directly related vocational technical programs, or completion of a formal electrical/instrument apprenticeship may also be partially or fully qualifying. In addition, two (2) years of directly related experience in a power plant, industrial, chemical industry or heavy industry environment is also required. Years of experience in a power plant electrical and instrument role can be substituted for education at the rate of two (2) years of related experience for one (1) year of education.


Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively with other employees.


Math Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs, and perform basic algebra.


Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


Computer Skills: Ability to use a personal computer and Microsoft Office to research and configure controls systems, and to work in the Maintenance Management System and plant emission system as required.


CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: This position requires a current driver's license.


WORK SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS: This position may require overtime on short notice and travel on short notice.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to lift, pull, push and carry 50 pounds or more; climb ladders and stairs; perform work on elevated platforms or scaffolding; kneel, crawl, stoop, bend and/or twist for extended periods of time; push, pull and reach above shoulders; wear personal safety equipment, including mask and breathing apparatus; perform manual and detailed work using both hands; stand, walk, talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus. Vision and hearing must be normal or corrected to normal.


WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position requires working indoors and outdoors in varying weather and temperature conditions and with extreme ranges of humidity and dryness; working in confined spaces for extended periods of time; walking or standing on inclined, uneven or slippery surfaces; working with or near hazardous chemicals, materials, fumes, dust or smoke; and working in areas of constant high noise and vibration levels. Requires the use of protective equipment and breathing apparatus.


Company Name:
Western Farmers Electric Cooperative
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Hugo, , OK
United States
Technician - Other
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
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